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  1. Static: Need help with my Pumpkin project

    Halloween Props
    To whom is reading this. I need help with a project I am working on for this Halloween. First, a little about the prop. I build this pumpkin out of cast material. The same material the hospitals use when you brake a bone and cover the area with casting material. I started with a balloon and...
  2. Upcycling a cheap mask

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I have a cheap, flimsy Frankenstein mask I bought at Walmart several years ago. The paint job on it is terrible, but I always thought the sculpt was kind of cool. I decided to make it into a piece of wall art. This is what the piece looked like coming out of storage. The mask was wrinkled...
  3. Tombstone Silk Flower Question

    General Halloween
    I want to attach some silk roses to a headstone and make them look like they were cast into the stone. I usually apply 2 coats of DryLock over the foam. Do I try to attach with monster mud and then the Drylock ? I want the flowers to look natural on the stone.
  4. 2018 Prop Weatherproofing Mistakes

    General Halloween
    Hi All, I have seen the various threads about water/weatherproofing props but still could use some help. Last year I made a few props that didn't last even a week in the rainy conditions of the general Seattle area. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me or maybe pointed to what I did...
  5. Haunted Mansion Singing Busts

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    It's been a longtime goal of mine to make the singing busts for my Halloween display. I wanted to share how I did it, and make some recommendations for those who are interested in doing the same. First, I started the project with a budget in mind. I wanted to keep it under $500. Second, I...
  6. Atmosphere Effects: HELP!!! Need some advice on UV Paint, Please and Thank You

    Halloween Props
    I am currently building a prop made from plastic, much of which will be made from that 7mil clear drop cloth plastic that so many of us use to corpse our skeletons. I need a GOOD UV reactive spray paint, preferably in Matte White, but it needs to glow brightly under florescent UV black lights. I...
  7. Static: Tombstone showing foam through paint

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, I made a tombstone for a friend of mine. I used 2 coats of Drylok and 2 coats of paint as a base before aging it. After one Halloween season, the pink foam started to show through the paint. Has this happened to anyone before? I can't find any other instances of this happening...
  8. Static: Skull reaper prop complete

    Halloween Props
    A follow up to this thread http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/195042-skeleton-prop-wip.html?highlight= Need to give him a few coats of urethane but calling him done.
  9. Static: Drake Manor Lady Eleanor Bust

    Halloween Props
    Well I am getting down to my last couple of days holiday from work:(, so have been trying to get as much done as I can. As part of the haunted manor I wanted to have busts of the Lord and Lady Winston which will be on the drive on the approach to the door. I have stuck with same method that I...
  10. Static: Gorilla Glue or Minwax?

    Halloween Props
    Hello Haunters, I have made a 4' x 8' sign that I will be hanging outside and was hoping for advice on weather proofing.... Glue or Spar Urethane? Some details: -Sign is made out of Foam and Wood with many coats of Acrylic Paint. -I have used scrap pieces for testing and have found...
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